If you recognize a name or date and place on the list, please contact me with your input. Black ink script on white cotton; gray chambray with a thin white strip and motif set wide apart, a shirt fabric; blue on white textured shirting, fancy; by machine, seams pressed open (could this be the son or father of Frank Smith, Row 4,#6? Perhaps together we can weave the history of this signature top and find out how they put the fabric in their typewriter and why! 1913 Same name, different date R2,#6 Black ink script, looks completely different than the other block's penmanship indicating they were not written by the same person, written on a medium weight white cotton; medium blue linen solid; by machine, seams pressed open Silas Eaton Holyoke Mass. Besides being a choking hazard for young children, they catch on other parts of the quilt when being washed and could damage the quilt.Also please do not use metallic thread as this can be scratchy for a child.I have one final suggestion for you, a reiteration of my first column: Sign and date your quilt.Recently, my cousins had to decide what to do with their now deceased parents’ belongings.I was pleased to have quilts that belonged to my aunt and uncle. Since neither my aunt nor uncle made quilts, I was left wondering whether one of my ancestors had made them, or my aunt’s. One quilt was obviously a Lone Star made by Native Americans and most likely presented to my aunt in the 1950s when she was a public health nurse at the Fort Berthoud reservation in North Dakota.But the other is a scrap quilt with no name, no date—and it needs repairing.
Occasionally a child's circumstances change and we have to rush an emergency quilt out to them. Signing squares - please stitch your name and location on your work at the bottom close to your stitching. If you live outside the UK please add your country.Please read our Ethical Statement before choosing a pattern.Embellishments Do not include beads, charms or other sewn-on embellishments on your square.During this period writing on quilts was usually either the single name of the maker or the person for whom it was made.According to quilt scholarship as of the early 21st century, the tradition of placing multiple signatures on a quilt became popular in the 19th century, especially when American quiltmakers used this as a device in raising funds for a variety of causes.